The number one reason people leave companies has more to do with us as leaders than any other factor. It’s not as much about the money as it is about us. And one of the things employees want most is to feel valued and appreciated – which is mainly on us. And it’s not that […] Read more
Each of us has a need to feel valued, special and important. I believe it could be argued that there isn’t one of us who doesn’t have a desire to be told they are valuable to a family, company or organization. Helping employees feel valued is key to their success and your success as a […] Read more
Several years ago I was on an executive leadership coaching session. During the call this leader asked me how he could fill others buckets (the act of appreciating, recognizing and rewarding employees) when his felt so empty? This is a great question.
Hopefully it isn’t a surprise to you that employees feeling valued is at the top of the list when it comes to employee retention. And it probably isn’t a surprise that employee recognition is key to helping employees feel valued.
I was in the office of a manger of a fairly large company not too long ago. In this office the manager proudly displayed the certificates of achievement his department’s employees had earned. He was a senior leader and very proud of the things employees had accomplished even two or three levels down the hierarchy.